Endangered fish in San Juan River Basin makes a comeback

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An endangered fish in the San Juan River Basin is making a comeback. 

The razorback sucker, found in waterways across the western U.S., was listed as endangered in 1991. 

Now, U.S. Fish and Wildlife says the population of the species has reached an all-time high. 

The agency credits federal, state and tribal recovery efforts, including water releases that have re-established habitats in areas that were drying up. 

These also create passages to allow the fish to spawn. 

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